Show your local love and help students start the 2023 school year with all the supplies they need to succeed.
Thanks to your support, last year over 1,400 backpacks were donated and the needs continue to grow this year.
Backpacks, lunch bags, pens, pencils, rulers, math sets, markers, crayons, scientific calculators, pencil cases – these supplies are always needed. If possible, gender neutral colours encouraged and labels indicating grade on dropped off supplies – this will make sorting and distribution easier.
Monetary donations are also needed to help fill the gaps and buy supplies that may not be donated. In addition, volunteers can purchase items at a discounted rate, making dollars go further.
Click the links below to donate.
Community members can drop off school supplies at the following locations:
Organized by the United Way KFL&A, working closely with agencies and businesses, the program ensures that families with children have all they need for another successful school year. In 2022:
Addiction & Mental Health Services – KFL&A
Elizabeth Fry Society
Family & Children Services of Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington
Food Sharing Project
Home Base Housing – Lily’s Place Family Shelter, One Roof Youth Services, RISE@one4nine
Pathways to Education
KEYS Job Centre – Refugee Children and Youth Enhanced Integration Program
Kingston Interval House – Emergency Shelter and Robin’s Hope Transitional Housing
Kingston Immigration Partnership
Kingston Youth Shelter – Shelter & Transitional Homes
Metis Nation of Ontario – Healthy Babies Program
Partners In Mission Food Bank
Rural Frontenac Community Services
Salvation Army, Napanee
Southern Frontenac Community Services
Youth Diversion Program
Individuals looking for supplies are asked to register with one of the agencies above or contact their school principal or board office (Note: this only applies for Limestone District School Board and Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board students).